What even is burnout?

Okay, but what even is burnout?

The truth is, if you’re reading this blog post, you already know what burnout is.

That lacklustre, reluctant feeling when you wake up in the morning? That dread of the day ahead? Your inability to really get any joy from anything anymore? That’s burnout. There’s many different ways burnout can affect you, but if you’re ever feeling hopeless, overly cynical or just generally “bleurgh”, rest assured, you’re not on your own.


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Why do we develop burnout?

Well, the clue’s in the name. Imagine a car that’s simply been driven too fast for too long. It was never made to sustain such speeds and ferocity. Everything needs to rest sometime. Why would we expect anything different from ourselves?

Our brains have not developed the ability to cope with the constant stream of information, responsibilities, and threat which we find in our society today.

Did I mention the global pandemic on top of this? The bottom line is, if we don’t make time for our mental health now, your mental health will make time for you.

So, what can we do about it?

A surprisingly complicated question. On the surface, yes – it’s self-care. Of course, we need to sleep more, exercise more, and drink more water. But you already knew this(!). I think a far more interesting question is: “WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF?!”. And that’s where the help of a professional can really stand you in good stead.

Thanks to the last 100 years or so of scientific endeavour, trial and error, and development of an evidence base, we are now able to accurately diagnose, treat and – wait for it- EQUIP people with their own set of skills so that they can effectively ‘therapy’ themselves. Imagine the time and money you could save with a fool-proof burnout prevention plan to guide you through the trials and tribulations of your day-to-day.


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